Packers News: Recent Roster Changes
James Robinson Joins the Squad
Green Bay Packers have made a significant move by signing free-agent running back James Robinson to their practice squad. Robinson, a former 1,000-yard rusher with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is expected to add depth to the Packers’ running back room.
Implications for AJ Dillon
The arrival of Robinson could spell changes for AJ Dillon, the Packers’ current RB2 behind Aaron Jones. Dillon has had a lackluster season, averaging only 3.0 yards per carry.
The Packers’ decision to bring in Robinson could be a strategic move to potentially replace Dillon if he doesn’t improve his performance. Robinson, who had a promising rookie season but struggled after a torn Achilles in 2021, is viewed as a low-risk, high-reward addition to the team.
What This Means for the Packers
The Packers are known for their under-the-radar signings that often pay off. For example, De’Vondre Campbell and Rasul Douglas were both signed to affordable deals and have become reliable starters.
The team hopes for similar success with Robinson. If he can regain his previous form, the Packers could have a stronger and more versatile running back room, which would be a significant asset as they aim for a deep playoff run.
NFL Betting for Canada based fans might take note of Robinson’s performance, but it’s unlikely that his addition alone will significantly alter the Packers’ overall odds for a deep playoff run.
Robinson initially joins the Packers on their practice squad, a separate roster that allows teams to develop and evaluate players without including them in the 53-man active roster. Being on the practice squad means Robinson won’t be eligible to play in games right away, but it gives him an opportunity to impress the coaching staff during practices.
If he performs well and shows that he can add value to the team, he could be promoted to the active roster. Once on the active roster, he would be eligible to participate in games, potentially adding depth and versatility to the Packers’ running back room.
- Keep an eye on how Robinson integrates into the Packers’ system. His performance in practice and potential game time will be telling.
- AJ Dillon should consider this a wake-up call. Now is the time to step up his game if he wants to secure his spot on the roster.
- For fantasy football owners, Robinson is worth a speculative add, especially in deeper leagues. His upside could be significant if he gets the opportunity to shine.